Before you begin, make sure you have the path to the drive.

If you are off campus, connect to the VPN first.

If your Home Drive has been moved to OneDrive, you’ll need to access using the instructions on our OneDrive How-To.

Choose an option below to get started.


Windows 10

Step 1

  • In the search field on the bottom left, look up This PC

Step 2

  • In the This PC window, click Computer on the top

Step 3

  • Click Map Network Drive

Step 4

  • In the Map Network Drive window, pick an available drive letter
      Typical Drive Letters
    Department G
    AllShare P
    Personal H

Step 5

  • Enter the path to the drive
      Typical Drive Paths
    Department \\utdfs01.campus.ad.utdallas.edu\deptsharename$
    AllShare \\utdfs01.campus.ad.utdallas.edu\allshare$
    Student Personal \\mars.utdallas.edu\NetID

Step 6

  • Check Reconnect at logon

Step 7

  • Login with campus\yourNetID

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Windows 8

Step 1

  • Click the Windows logo and open the Search menu located at the top right of the screen.
  • In the search field, look up Computer.

Step 2

  • Click Apps and then Computer.

Step 3

  • In the Computer Window click Map Network Drive at the top.

Step 4

  • In the Map Network Drive window, pick an available drive letter
      Typical Drive Letters
    Department G
    AllShare P
    Personal H

Step 5

  • Enter the path to the drive
      Typical Drive Paths
    Department \\utdfs01.campus.ad.utdallas.edu\deptsharename$
    AllShare \\utdfs01.campus.ad.utdallas.edu\allshare$
    Student Personal \\mars.utdallas.edu\NetID

Step 6

  • Check Reconnect at logon

Step 7

  • Login with campus\yourNetID

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Windows 7

Step 1

  • Click on Start, then right-click Computer and click on Map Network Drive.

Step 2

  • In the Map Network Drive window, pick an available drive letter
      Typical Drive Letters
    Department G
    AllShare P
    Personal H

Step 3

  • Enter the path to the drive
      Typical Drive Paths
    Department \\utdfs01.campus.ad.utdallas.edu\deptsharename$
    AllShare \\utdfs01.campus.ad.utdallas.edu\allshare$
    Student Personal \\mars.utdallas.edu\NetID

Step 4

  • Check Reconnect at logon

Step 5

  • Login with campus\yourNetID

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Mac OS X

Step 1

  • Open a new Finder window, then type Command+K. This will open the Connect to Server panel

Step 2

  • Enter the Server Address and click Connect
      Typical Server Addresses
    Department smb://utdfs01.campus.ad.utdallas.edu/deptsharename$
    AllShare smb://utdfs01.campus.ad.utdallas.edu/allshare$
    Student Personal smb://mars.utdallas.edu/NetID

Step 3

  • When the login panel appears, click on Registered User, then enter your NetID and Password

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